Paul Ray Boone
December 7, 1943 – September 30, 2021
Paul Ray Boone, age 77, of Fort Worth, Texas passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Paul was born December 7, 1943 in San Angelo, TX to Sidney and Elma Boone.
Paul grew up in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico where he loved the mountains and spending time with his brothers “The Boone Boys” hunting on horseback, fishing and working multiple odd jobs, one example is a firewatcher at the early age of 14, to help support the family. He married Nancy Platt in 1962 and moved to Las Cruces NM to attend college at New Mexico State University and graduated with an electrical engineering degree. With his young daughter and wife moved to Grand Prairie, Texas to begin his career at Lockheed Martin for more than 40 years until his retirement in 2008. He always loved his job. After daughter #2 the family moved to Arlington Texas where Paul resided most of his life. Paul was divorced from Nancy and married Ginger in 1999 built his dream house and resided in Fort Worth until he passed peacefully at home. Paul was interested in many hobbies, his first love was always airplanes and he worked to get his pilot’s license and owned 4-seater Cessna with his airplane partner of over 20 years, Wes. He enjoyed taking family and friends up for rides in his airplane. The airplane served as his way to see his family as often as he could in New Mexico, taking his two daughters every year for visits. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, water skiing, snow skiing, scuba diving, photography, painting, traveling and cooking. He loved to travel but always loved going to Santa Fe, NM and even took an art class there and many of his photography and paintings reflect his time there. He would fly to Colorado or New Mexico just to take pictures of the changing leaves or to Albuquerque to take pictures of the balloon festival. He turned his photography into paintings displayed at his home. Fall was always his favorite time of the year. But most of all he enjoyed his time spent with family, his grandsons always brought the biggest smile to his face and he never missed a family celebration. He always stayed involved with the “Boone Boys” and his nieces and nephews often telling others of their accomplishments with pride. The spark in his eye when he was talking about family will always be remembered.
Paul is survived by: Wife, Ming “Ginger” and her daughter Kim Daughters: Connie Pongratz and her sons Kevin Pongratz (Tia) and grandkids Nolan & Allie. Justin Pongratz (Ashley), and grandkids Jaxon & Emery. Jana Browning and her son Anthony Fagalde (Sarah), grandson Cillian. Brothers: Ron Culvert (deceased) &Darrell Boone Robert Boone (Jo) and daughters Cheryl, Ginger, Cassie and Melissa and great nieces and nephews. Delbert Boone (Velma) and sons Travis, Toby, Todd and Trent and great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Paul will be held Monday, October 25, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, 4216 South Bowen Road, Arlington, TX 76016.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.moorebowenroad.com for the Boone family.
Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home
Liberty Hall (Chapel)
Paul Ray Boone
October 18, 2021
Uncle Paul -
You had a lasting impression on me. I’m your nephew, but we have quite a bit in common. Both the oldest of 4 boys. Similar personalities. Similar love of way too many hobbies for a lifetime. We both had daughters.
I chose to become an engineer after numerous conversations with you about it. You convinced me that it wasn’t out of reach. That it wasn’t too hard. That I could earn that degree. You built me my first computer and showed me how to use it. And forced me to learn to type. I got my engineering degree from that same university around 30 years after you got yours. I got a good job and have spent more than two decades with the same company in this career. Thank you for believing that this country kid could do something big! Thank you for the impression you had on my life! I will miss you!
October 9, 2021
Very much saddened by the news of Paul’s passing. Paul and I worked together on several programs, namely A7 and AirTrans. Praying for all his family.